Tuesday, 9 June 2015
8,8 cm L/100 Pak
The Germans considered that the 130 caliber long 8.8 cm anti-tank gun might be a tad too long, so Krupp designed a slightly smaller weapon.
Note that this is a Pak, not a KwK. Players of World of Tanks will be disappointed to learn that no E-50s were going to be driving around with this monstrosity plugged into them, especially since, as Yuri Pasholok writes, the project was cancelled in 1943 when the superheavy Soviet tanks it was designed to fight failed to materialize.
Impressive statistics! The extra barrel length increased the penetration of the AP shell to 251 mm (estimated with DeMarre formula using the KwK 43 as a reference, by German penetration standards).
Via Yuri Pasholok